Valacar becomes Ambassador to Vidugavia, King of Rhovanion
Event Type: Political
Age: 3rd Age - The Kings
Years: 1250 ~ 1260
[1247, after the 3rd Invasion of Gondor by Easterlings:]
But [Rómendacil] being at this time much troubled by assaults of Easterlings sought to attach the Northmen more closely to his allegiance.
The Peoples of Middle-Earth, HoME Vol 12, Part 1, Ch 7, The Heirs of Elendil: The Southern Line of Gondor, The Anárioni
But since he needed men, and desired to strengthen the bond between Gondor and the Northmen, he took many of them into his service and gave to some high rank in his armies.
Rómendacil showed especial favour to Vidugavia, who had aided him in the war. He called himself King of Rhovanion, and was indeed the most powerful of the Northern princes.... In 1250 Rómendacil sent his son Valacar as an ambassador to dwell for a while with Vidugavia and make himself acquainted with the language, manners, and policies of the Northmen.
The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion
Elena Tiriel 12Dec04